Thursday, June 30, 2011

FAM KNOWS BEST. A NEW YEAR.

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Letherette - Letherette EP

I, the fearless leader that is the Unsung Hero of Party, advance another numeral in the yearly measure of life this day. Today, is my name day.

On this such a beautifully normal of days, my fine brother Entricut dropped pon my head, such a fire that is quite a thing to be reckoned with. The blistering heat comes in the form of a little known Wolverhampton, UK duo that goes by the name of Letherette.

Their sample cutting is superb. Enough so to cause the E.N.T.(who is of only the highest of sample cutting orders, a true lo-fi dice master in his own right, and had been in the midset to move away from the grafting/original sound hybrid, to a more completely from scratch musical creation technique) to be re-invigorated in his love for the art form, and dive only more deeper in. He is close to the completion of a new instrumental album (which will be mostly mixed, and finally mastered by yours truly here @ Fonogenic Studios)...so keep the eyes wide. Also worth noting is that the boys of Letherette are pushing the lines of hip-hop/electronic musical fusion (and I say that knowing full well that I could go outside, get in my car, fire up Power 106, 'where "hip-hop" lives', and possibly hear nothing but 'dancey', 'electro' sounding hip-pop buuuuullshit. I'm talking on some REAL levels) the way my Brother always has, and continues to do. They are a bit more on the experimental side, while my Brother seems to prefer to stick a bit closer to the hip-hop purist side of things (you know dat). Nuff respect.

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The men of Letherette are not graced with big money label backing, or any kind of glitzy sponsorship, making their music a trying task to compile. However in January of last year they dropped this mix for BTS Radio which includes no fewer that 15 original cuts. DOWNLOAD HERE. And enjoy (their page is full of great mixes...a nice find as well).

Letherette -  Guest Mix for Andrew Meza's BTS Radio Beat Showcase #003
Original Air Date: January 19, 2010
Running Time: 58 minutes


Just learned also that they did the beat for Theophilus London's track "Oohs & Ahhs", which appears on his This Charming Mixtape 'album', which, along w/ Jam, was my intro to the guy, and he's become a fave of mine. Theo was featured on my previous incarnation of this UPH blog, and is no longer available due to the wonderful DCMA.

Shouts to Entreezy....see you soon.


Tracklist for the Letherette mix:

Letherette - Eye To Eye (CDR)
Pete Rock - We Roll (Nature Sounds)
Letherette - Master Chin (CDR)
Letherette - In July (CDR)
Madlib - The Mystery (Dilla's Still Here) (Stones Throw)
Letherette - Check My Head (CDR)
Kashif - I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) (Arista)
Pheonix - If I Ever Feel Better (Source Records)
Cherelle w/ Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love (Tabu)
Letherette - Langsette (CDR)
Letherette - In And Out (CDR)
Machinedrum - Late Night Operation (Letherette Remix) (Normrex)
Letherette - Good For Me (CDR)
Lone - Fire Fly Rainbow (Dealmaker)
Letherette - Feel Real (CDR)
Letherette - Shoe Be Doo (CDR)
Letherette - Blad (CDR)
Letherette - Yea Yeah Love (CDR)
Letherette - Giro Milo (CDR)
Hudson Mohawke - Track #003 (CDR)
Letherette - Donnie Ball Ball (CDR)
Letherette - Optimise In Prime (CDR)
Thomas Bangalter - Club Soda (Roule)
Letherette - This Time (CDR)
Bibio - Jealous Of Roses (Warp)
Bibio - Lovers' Carvings (Letherette Remix) (Warp)

Monday, June 27, 2011

MIXTAPE MONDAY. 6/27. MONARCHY.

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We've kinda been sitting on this mix for a while now....

Monarchy is def one of our recent faves, and seeing them @ Coachella (w/ the homie Matt Andrade behind the front of house boards!!) really solidified their dopeness.

Look for their brand new album, Around The Sun, which drops on July 11th, and is available for pre-order via iTunes HERE!!

They've been kicking around since '09, and about a year ago, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, their first live performace was broadcast directly into space...making them the first band with a direct space live show transmission! What's not to love!?



BUY : Monarchy - Monarchy

Well, with out further ado, here is a little summer mix they put together a couple of months ago....enjoy!!

   Monarchy Summer Mix by Monarchy

Track listing:
Yuksek - On A Train (The Magician remix)
Monarchy - I Won't Let Go (Bag Raiders remix)
Mitzi - All I Heard (Cassian remix)
Slice and Soda - Year of the Dragon (Villa remix)
Whirlpool Productions - From Disco To Disco (Les Rhythmes Digitales remix)
Hercules and Love Affair - Painted Eyes (Moonlight Matters remix)
Monarchy - Maybe I'm Crazy (DiskJokke remix)
Felix Da Housecat - Elvis
Kelis - Acappella (Monarchy remix)
Master Shortie - Back to the 80's (Monarchy remix)
Mike Balance - Energy
Fenech Soler - Stop and Stare (Manhattan Clique remix)
Pacific! - Unspoken (Alex Gopher and Pierrick Devin remix)

This video was my intro to the guys...gotta check it...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

CREAM IT UP.

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This video is awesomely SFW even if you have a 'regular job'. If you do though they just might either a) think you are fucked up or b) finally understand how ridiculously hip you are. Prolly a).

From the new Battles LP. Gloss Drop. On Warp.




Matias Aguayo is the man.


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Friday, June 24, 2011

FIND A POOL.

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A homie recently both played the first cut on this mix (which I proceeded to be vocally luke warm about, besides admiring the sample. Brandy was a def Hero unanimous crush and a half in like 7th grade) and hooked me up w/ a 2 channel mixer.

Well its a certified banguh. As is this entire mix. Including the remix of Hero fave, Tyson's "Out Of My Mind". Get your Pool Jams on ice and get it on via Aritzia and Rory Them Finest... more mixes here...

   Poolside by Rory Them Finest by Aritzia

Brandy - Down With You
Blawan - Getting Me Down
Todd Terje - Ragysh
Tyson - Out Of My Mind (The Swiss Remix)
Adele - Set Fire To The Rain (Plastic Plates Remix)
Eli Escobar - Love Thing Part 2 (DJ Mehdi Remix)
Cheri - Starstruck
Clio - Faces
McKenzie & Gardiner - From Time
Mid-Air - Ease Out (Revenge Edit)
Larry Tiger - Eagle 52nd
Street - Can't Afford To Let You Go
Ford & Lopatin - Joey Rogers
C-Bank - One More Shot
Jago - I'm Going to Go (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Kerrier District - Dick
Human Egg - Love Like This
Atmosphera - Easy Girl (R.W. Edit)
The System - My Radio Rocks
Gang Gang Dance - Romance Layers
The Radio Dept - The One
Active Child Feat. How To Dress Well - Playing House
Pictureplane - Real Is A Feeling
Beyonce f. Andre 3000 - Party

Look. Its a pool party.

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FRAMES, BEATS, RHYMES, AND LIFE.

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“Hip-hop then was defining itself. The golden era of hip-hop is so much a part of pop culture today. I don’t want to sound like it’s not the same today, but it isn’t the same. Hip-hop was developing organically then without any sort of hype. When something is that new or fresh – it’s innocent.”  - director Michael Rapaport

Showing tonight @ LA Int'l Film Festival. Presales over. Door sales only. KCRW DJ's spinning @ 7 p. Movie @ 8:30p. $13. John Anson Ford Amphitheatre.


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

FLY FREE.

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FlyLo via KCRW. @ Music Box. Tonight.

Ceeezz yalls thurrss.




I was feelin' these tracks he did for José James album, Blackmagic. Spless up.

also peep José James - The Dreamer...

Made For Love...



Blackmagic...



More on José James from Pop & Hiss.
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FACES AIN'T SAFE.

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They all sound bangin when they drop. Is this a verse? Nahhh, that the chorus. How long can trying too hard to be epic movie soundtrack beats work? They still kinda workin though...

Tupac ain't back.

FINDS.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

KXLU IS GOOD.

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Formation of Tides from Ennui

Warmth & space. Synthwave from Pittsburgh. via Levitation Radio on KXLU.

Loop it up.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

GO MACHINE.

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Konkylie is out now. on K7 Records.

When Saints Go Machine
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Live.



Studio.



And a little older.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

DOMINO WEEKS.

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It's really being a Domino Record Co. couple of weeks. The big and obvious thing is that label founders Junior Boys release a new full length on Tuesday. I've had a few listens and am quite into it. Very enjoyable indeed.

Junior Boys - Its All True

However, also this past week, I blogged about and went to see, a couple of other Domino artists (Anna Calvi & Devonte Hynes. Not originally knowing they were label-mates...), and on top of all this, its also the second to last day of Domino Radio! A week of streaming radio featuring sets of hand picked music from many Domino artists, and other musical curators.

Well Anna Calvi was really really amazing (see below. I'm kind of crushing out a little bit), and the Blood Orange track is tight, I"m looking forward to the full length...

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
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   I'll Be Your Man by Anna Calvi

Until then, check out the radio, and lookout for more Domino Posts coming VERY SOON.

Junior Boys new LP is titled Its All True, and is out now...

Here's a couple of faves...

   Junior Boys - Banana Ripple
   Junior Boys - ep

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ELECTRO TO SLEEP TO (OR WAKE TO).

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F.O.O.L.  (Fuck Our Ordinary Lives)...

Do it so good.

   F.O.O.L - Fortune (Original Mix)

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Diskotek.

As well. Here, presenting a free track delivered as promised upon racking up 3000 Facebook fans....

DSKOTEK - Mega Man

I'M (JUST) SAYIN.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A NITE @ THE TROUB.

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Tonight featuring : Anna Calvi (another Hero fave).

Again, via KCRW hook-upness.

BUY: Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi (released 1.18.11)

BEACON, DON'T FLY TOO HIGH.

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I love this.



Had the pleasure of seeing JB DJ @ Dim Mak Studios a couple of weeks ago after playing a sold out night @ Troubadour. Anyone who loves Outkast, well, I love.

Monday, June 6, 2011

R.I.P. LEON BOTHA.

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MIXTAPE MONDAY. 6/6 (+6 SECONDS.).

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Seriously ridiculously heatful banguh mix from Derek Allen for KOTJ via Mad Decent. Also known as DJA, and 1/2 of the Blood Bros., the super producer is gearing up to drop some solo work, and this mixtape features "Shoulda Listened", a track from that upcoming EP, set for July from MD.

And you know the homie is rockin the Jackie Chain up on thurrrr. Fa sho.

DOWNLOAD HERE.

Enjoy.



Tracklist:
01. Gold Panda – Marriage (Star Slinger Remix)
02. Derek Allen & Top Billin – Suspiria
03. Joker – The Vision (Breathe In) feat. Jessie Ware
04. Kito & Reija Lee – This City (Asa & Koan Sound Remix)
05. KGB – Hands Up
06. Lovemegan T & Martina McFly – Bassflux
07. Bird Peterson & Ocelot – Soul Survivor (Run DMT Remix)
08. Siriusmo – Bad Idea
09. Derek Allen – Shoulda Listened
10. Emalkay – Keep Goin On feat. Baby D
11. Rittz – Highfive
12. Jackie Chain – Molly
13. Drake – Dreams Money Can Buy
14. Dave Grusin – Canon Beach (Derek Allen Slowed Edit)

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And don't miss Blood Bros. last mix....holllerrrr.

   Blood Bros: First Blood by maddecent

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TOTAL BLOODY NEW ORANGE FAVE.

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Er, new fave that is... Devonté Hynes' (also known as Lightspeed Champion,  and producer for Test Icicles, Theophilus London, Florence & The Machine, Basement Jaxx, The Chemical Brothers, Solange Knowles, Cassie & more) new project, Blood Orange is making its debut...



Blood Orange's album, Coastal Grooves is out 8/9/11 on Domino Record Co., and you can pre-order it HERE.

Also available is a download of the single, ‘Sutphin Boulevard’, set to release on Aug. 1 HERE.

Holler.

Friday, June 3, 2011

ARTHUR POPPIN OFF THE WEEKEND.

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Just heard this Arthur Russell inspired mix from NYC's Pocketknife which has been put together to celebrate the release of Arthur's Landing, the songs of Arthur Russell reimagined by his many collaborators, . I'm def an A. Russ fan, and didn't know what to expect (besides goodness). But this mix really delivers for me. Great way to start the weekend for sure...

Arthur Russel - Calling Out Of Context
Arthur Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me
Arthur Russell - Another Thought
Arthur Russell - World Of Echo

...see y'all @ Wat Dong Moon Lek tonight.

And first, I gotta throw up my favorite of Arthur's many wonderful songs just b/c I love it so...



Here's the mix...tracklist below...

   Pocketknife Presents: Moving Me Up (Russell Mania) by Pocketknife

Pocketknife Presents: MOVING ME UP (Russell Mania)
Arp & Anthony Moore "Wild Grass I (for Arthur Russell)"
Arthur Russell "This Is How We Walk On the Moon (Youth's Return To Base Edit)"
Arthur Russell "Make 1,2"
Arthur's Landing "Love Dancing"
Elodie Lauten "Vision"
Arthur Russell "Let's Go Swimming" loop
Peter Gordon & The Love of Life Orchestra "That Hat"
Arthur Russell "Let's Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)"
Holiday For Strings "Calling Out Dance Mix"
Billy Nichols "Give Your Body Up To the Music (Larry Levan Remix)"
Loose Joints "Is It All Over My Face (MAW Mix)"
Loose Joints "Tell You Today (Allez-Allez Edit)"
Lil Tony "Treehouse (Lil Tony Rework)"
Arthur Russell "She's the Star (Pocketknife's Continual Cornfield Remix)"
Recent Memory "Lucky Cloud (Pocketknife Remix)"
Arthur Russell "That's Us/Wild Combination"
Arthur Russell "All Boy All Girl"
Johanna Billing "This Is How We Walk On the Moon (Bogdan Edit)"
Arthur Russell "Keeping Up (Pocketknife Remix)"
Allen Ginsberg "A Cradle Song"

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

IF WE MEET AGAIN.

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Ah music videos. Thanks Barretso.



A little preview...

   Soon. by Barretso

And his EP from last year...

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Barretso - Bright City Lights EP



And a collect of some remixes. His "Ghost" re-rub is a certified banguh.


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